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All About Braces

All About Braces

TRADITIONAL BRACES

Silver colored metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, and one of the most effective tools we have for correcting your smile. These metal braces or brackets are composed of durable, long-lasting metals like stainless steel. They are bonded to the front of your teeth and serve as an anchor for wires that will move your teeth. As you move along in your treatment, the wires will be changed out to straighten your teeth to the desired result. Sometimes, your doctor may prescribe elastics or rubber bands to be worn during treatment to help correct your bite.

Metal Braces

TRADITIONAL BRACES ARE A GOOD OPTION FOR:

KIDS

Children as young as
7 years old can
explore treatment!

TEENS

Many teens get braces
as their growth spurts
slow down!

ADULTS

People of all ages
can take steps towards
a healthier smile!

TRADITIONAL
BRACES

Silver colored metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, and one of the most effective tools we have for correcting your smile. These metal braces or brackets are composed of durable, long-lasting metals like stainless steel. They are bonded to the front of your teeth and serve as an anchor for wires that will move your teeth. As you move along in your treatment, the wires will be changed out to straighten your teeth to the desired result. Sometimes, your doctor may prescribe elastics or rubber bands to be worn during treatment to help correct your bite.

Metal Braces

TRADITIONAL BRACES ARE A GOOD OPTION FOR:

KIDS

Children as young
as 7 years old can
explore treatment!

TEENS

Many teens get
braces as their
growth spurts
slow down!

ADULTS

People of all ages
can take steps
towards a
healthier smile!

They are the most popular orthodontic option for kids because of their durability. If you are worried that the metal will irritate your child’s mouth, there is no need for concern. There will likely be some mild irritation at the start of your child’s treatment, but the inside of his or her mouth will get used to the feeling and soon they will hardly notice the braces are there. The metal brackets and wires used today are small and sleek, making long-term discomfort a thing of the past.

Girl with braces

Metal BRACES

Metal braces are also popular due to patients being able to change the color of the elastics wrapped around the brackets.
These elastics are changed at every appointment, and there is an entire palette of colors to choose from. This is an exciting way for patients to show off their personality by picking their favorite colors, their favorite sports team or even coordinate with an upcoming holiday! Silver, gray and white elastics are also available for adults who want a more neutral look.


Clear Braces

In addition to traditional and metal braces, Unger Orthodontics offers both clear and champagne-colored brackets. These products offer a level of discreetness second only to clear aligners. If you would like to explore the idea of adult braces, but are worried about how they may look once you have them, this may be the perfect option for you!
Teen with clear braces

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